Porsche Unveils Vision 357 Concept to Celebrate 75th anniversary

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Porsche Unveils Vision 357 Concept to Celebrate 75th anniversary

As Porsche celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, the luxury automaker has unveiled a special concept car, the Vision 357, paying homage to its first model, the 356, which arrived in June 1948. The Style Porsche Team has been hard at work interpreting the 356 for the modern era, with the concept car serving as an attempt to combine the past, present, and future with coherency.

Design Chief, Michael Mauer, stated in a press release, "The concept car is an attempt to combine the past, present, and future with coherency, featuring proportions that are reminiscent of its historical archetype and details that visualize the outlook for the future." The Vision 357 concept is a stunning example of Porsche's commitment to design and innovation, featuring sleek and modern updates while still paying homage to the automaker's rich history.

A Blend of Past and Future

One of the most striking elements of the Vision 357 concept is its sleek design. The car features no handle on the door, as the designers cleverly hid it in the rear side window. The side mirrors have been replaced with cameras, and the front and rear lights are located behind perforations in the body panels.

The third brake light is located in the rear fascia, a nod to the original 356. The concept also features a unique take on the split windshield of the 356, with Porsche playing with the glass and wrapping it around the black A-pillars to create the appearance of a helmet visor.

Additionally, the car is equipped with 20-inch magnesium wheels with advanced aerodynamic carbon covers. The body of the Vision 357 is painted in two colors, with Ice metallic gray dominating, and Grivola metallic gray highlighting the front bumper.

Large number 75 decals adorn the doors and hood, while subtle 357 decals are present on the front fenders and rear fascia. Porsche has even branded the intakes on the rear side windows with "Air" decals and arrows pointing to the intakes.

Power and Performance

While the Vision 357 is primarily focused on style, it is built on the platform of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS model, and is equipped with a 4.0-liter 6-cylinder engine that theoretically develops 493 horsepower.

At the back, the car features two titanium tailpipes with a bluish finish and ceramic interior. The public will have the opportunity to see the Vision 357 concept at a special exhibition in Berlin celebrating the 75th birthday of Porsche sports cars.

The exhibition will open on January 27 and run until mid-February. Porsche also plans to present the concept at other international events throughout the year.